LUKE FASTEST IN KILLEE TOWN UNRACED AT CLONMEL

Peter Farrell

Clonmel featured six heats of the ‘Killee Town Open Unraced 525’ last night and there was enough quality on show to whet the appetite for the weekend ahead with the fastest of the heat winners being the Michael O’Donovan trained ‘Vigorous Luke’.


CLAREGALWAY LAD CONTINUES TO IMPRESS AT GALWAY

Peter Farrell

Semi finals of the ‘Galway Greyhound Stadium Unraced 525’ were the feature of last night’s card and the Pat Guilfoyle trained ‘Claregalway Lad’ picked up where he left off in the last round, winning in fine style.


SARA JANE TO PUNTERS RESCUE

Michael Fortune

Friday’s card at Shelbourne featured four finals and each provided an impressive winner although three of the four didn’t exactly go to script.


DEADLY DOUBLE IN CLONMEL FINALS AS BELLA BOLTS UP

Peter Farrell

Last night’s Clonmel card featured the ‘Friends of Clonmel Track Lotto’ finals and you would have gotten short odds on Garry Hannon bagging a double when his ‘Deadly’ duo went to traps in their respective finals.


STAC ANOTHER MURRAY FLYING MACHINE

Michael Fortune

On Thursday night trainer Francie Murray produced the talk of the track as Lochnagar won his first ever race in 28.20 by a wide margin.


DER SHOWS THE WAY IN NEWBRIDGE SEMIS

Michael Fortune

The Alan Troy handled maintained his unbeaten record when a clear cut winner of the Sizzler Deal Open Unraced second semi-final at Newbridge on Friday.


IZZY AGAIN THE DUNNE UNRACED STAR AT KILKENNY

Michael Fortune

Trained by Sean Dooley for Caroline Hutton, Slaneyside Izzy (Pat C Sabbath/ Slaneyside Selma) has dominated the Pat Dunne Track Vet Unraced at Kilkenny and she stormed into the €2,000 final with an easy semi-final success on Friday.


CONNECTIONS BUZZING AS KYNE MARKS 150TH APPEARANCE WITH A WIN

Peter Farrell

It was an all graded affair at Galway last night and the weather wasn’t the only thing whipping up a storm as Paddy Burke’s veteran tracker ‘Bumblebee Kyne’ marked his 150th career appearance with a win.


CLONCUNNY FASTEST OF THE FINALS AT CLONMEL

Peter Farrell

After Monday’s brilliant night of racing at Clonmel, topped off with an excellent display by ‘Fainne Chiarrai’ in the Rural Hawaii @ Stud Open Unraced, there was another five finals down for decision on last night’s card.


KEANE DOUBLES UP AT GALWAY

Peter Farrell

A mixture of sprint and middle distance unraced sweepstakes were the theme on Galway’s Friday night card but it was a double for Co. Clare owner Thomas Keane which was the highlight of the night.


SHAWS SAFFRON AN EXCITING SORT

Barry Drake

Shaws Saffron (Ballymac Vic-Shaws Impact) looks a lady with a very bright future after posting a stunning performance to win Friday night's €800 final of the Kingdom Stadium Novice Stake at Tralee.


VICKI RISES TO THE OCCASION IN GUYS & DOLLS SEMIS

Peter Farrell

Clonmel’s Friday card featured the two semi finals of the €2500 to the winner ‘Greyhound Store A3/A4 Guys & Dolls’ stake and the last chance in which the dogs and bitches were to be separated.


MIGHTY MOUSE

Michael Fortune

After an impressive semi final display seven days earlier, Town Mouse came home fastest to win Friday’s feature at Shelbourne Park, the €850 final of the Dublin Coach A4 Dual Distance.


JASON LOOKS A SUPERB PROSPECT

Michael Fortune

Leading breeder Paddy Kehoe has produced a host of champions from his kennel over the years and he has struck again with Forest Jason which repeated last week’s excellent run when running away with a semi-final of an A3 Stake at Newbridge on Friday.


NIGHT OF SHOCKS IN GUY & DOLLS

Peter Farrell

Second round heats of the ‘Greyhound Store A3/A4 Guys & Dolls’ stake were the feature on last night’s Clonmel card and it proved to be a night of shocks with the hotpots in both sections going down to defeat.


HOP IS ON THE BALL

Michael Fortune

Friday’s card at Shelbourne Park threw up some fine displays but none more so than that of Hop The Ball as she posted a rapid 31.18 on her way to winning the A2 eleventh race over the 575yd trip.


LEEROY AND VICKY SET THE BAR IN GUYS & DOLLS AT CLONMEL

Peter Farrell

First round heats of the valuable ‘Clonmel Greyhound Store A3/A4 Guys & Dolls’ competition got underway last night and the bar was set pretty high in both the dog and bitch sections with ‘Leevalley Leeroy’ and ‘Rising Vicki’ both dipping well under the 29 second barrier.


LITTER BROTHERS CATCH THE EYE IN TRALEE

Barry Drake

Litter brothers Killahan Wonder and Black Desire both impress when winning around the Tralee circuit on Friday night.


TRAINER DENIS FITZGERALD RECORDS A SUPERB DOUBLE AT CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

Trainer Denis Fitzgerald was on double form in Curraheen Park on Friday night as his two winners posted the quickest times of the night.


NEW YEAR DOUBLES AT GALWAY

Peter Farrell

Galway hosted their first meeting of 2019 last night and there was double successes on the card for both the O’Loughlin connections of Clare and also for Tipperary trainer Thomas Ryan.


FIVE NOT OUT FOR CONGO

Peter Farrell

As previewed earlier, ‘Congo Kelly’ was bidding for a five-timer at Clonmel when lining up in the final of the ‘Christmas Cracker A3 525’ and he duly obliged, providing his owner William Esmonde with a €1300 early Christmas present.


ELLIE ON TOP IN ENNISCORTHY DECIDER

Michael Fortune

The year came to an end at Enniscorthy with the Anton Butler trained Go Elle Go (Skywalker Puma/ Lemon Mel) landing the Jay Ryan sponsored Christmas A2/3 final.


DONAL SCANLON SUCCESS FOR CAULRY

Peter Farrell

The final of the Donal Scanlon Memorial was the feature of last night’s Limerick card and Caulry River continued his rich vein of form to take come the €850 winner’s prize.


WALKMAN LANDS THE ODDS AT NEWBRIDGE

Michael Fortune

The Eugene Price owned Pennys Walkman (Superior Product/ Pennys Lace) easily justified his 4-7 odds in the final of the €1,800 Track Bookmakers A3/4 final at Newbridge on Friday night.


GOOD QUALITY ON DISPLAY IN DONAL SCANLON MEMORIAL

Peter Farrell

The two semi- finals of the ‘Donal Scanlon A2 525’ was the highlight on Limerick’s Friday night card and they certainly didn't disappoint as the 29 second barrier was smashed in both semis.


FLYING TIMES AT DUNDALK

Michael Fortune

There were some flying times at Dundalk last weekend with Stefans Lad and Blame The Game the star performers.


WALDMAN LEADS A PRICE TREBLE

Michael Fortune

Rathangan’s Eugene Price had quite a night at Newbridge on Friday where produced Pennys Waldman (Superior Product/ Pennys Lady) to post the fastest time in the semi-finals of the Track Bookmakers A3/4 and also won two supporting finals.


LIKELY GOES FASTEST IN LENNON SEMI-FINALS

Michael Fortune

Appropriately enough, the Lennon family will play a significant role in the final of the Pauline Lennon Memorial A3 at Kilkenny on December 14th.


A CUIL DOUBLE FOR HUGHES

Michael Fortune

Liam Hughes has been enjoying a great run with his Cuil dogs recently and he had a fine double at Shelbourne on Friday with Cuil Legend winning the night’s featured A1/2 550 decider.


WALDMAN SETS THE NEWBRIDGE PACE

Michael Fortune

Eugene Price’s Pennys Waldman (Superior Product/ Pennys Lady) was fastest in the first round heats of the Track Bookmakers A3/4 at Newbridge on Friday.


LEAHY’S LENNON DOUBLE AT KILKENNY

Michael Fortune

Kilkenny specialist Murt Leahy struck at the double in the heats of the Pauline Lennon Memorial A3 first round heats at St James Park on Friday.


OZZY BURSTS ONTO THE SCENE

Peter Farrell

Friday night’s meeting at Galway saw the emergence of a future star in the form of the Shane Flanagan owner ‘Rockmount Ozzy’.


YOUNGSTER CAVIES BILKO WINS BY A LONG LONG WAY

Barry Drake

Cavies Bilko (Romeo Recruit-Creamery Abbey) looks a youngster with a very bright future after posting a superb winning performance in Friday night's closing race at Curraheen Park.


JET LIVES UP TO NAME IN FINAL AS O'LEARY'S LOHER DOGS DO IT AGAIN

Barry Drake

Cosard Jet (Droopys Jet-Dunquin Bound) came with a late quick run to win the final of the €1,000 to the winner Listowel Coursing Club Buster Stakes final at Tralee on Friday night.